Reporter/Columnist | Vikings/NFL

A native of Northeast Ohio, Craig covered the Cleveland Browns from 1991 until they left for Baltimore in 1995. When they returned as an expansion team in 1999, Craig left to cover Gophers football for the Star Tribune. He co-authored two books on the Browns and is the author of the Vikings book "100 Things Vikings Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die."


Allen, Birk and Kevin Williams among Hall of Fame's first list for Class of 2022

There are five other candidates with ties to the Vikings on the list, which will be trimmed several times before the final selections are made.


Despite Zimmer's words, Vikings are 0-2, not '2 plays away from being 2-0'

On The NFL: Vikings coach Mike Zimmer knows there is no coulda, woulda, shoulda column in the standings. He's simply trying to encourage a winless team and a sucker-punched fan base.


Best and worst of the NFL in Week 2, and predictions for Week 3

The Raiders are on the rise and Tampa Bay is on a roll — and the Vikings are the best at something despite their winless start.


Land of 10,000 missed kicks? That's how it feels for Vikings

Gary Anderson, Blair Walsh, Daniel Carlson, Dan Bailey . . . and now Greg Joseph. All of them have contributed to a legacy of pain for Vikings fans.


Five extra points: Kyler Murray makes Vikings pay on four key plays

The Vikings did a fairly decent job of keeping Kyler Murray in the pocket, yet he still punished them with four key plays, three of which resulted in touchdowns.


'Like a video game': Kyler Murray is the Vikings' next quarterback challenge

The Arizona quarterback can stretch defenses 100 yards long and 53⅓ yards wide.


Vikings-Cardinals game will be missing Larry Fitzgerald Jr.

The star receiver from Minnesota, 38, said recently, "I don't have the urge to play right now."


Vikings' Griffen swerves to avoid deer, suffers concussion in car accident

Defensive end Everson Griffen, one of four Vikings ruled out of Sunday's game at Arizona, was involved in a car accident while en route to practice Thursday.


Sixty years ago Friday: Tarkenton and the Vikings arrived

On Sept. 17, 1961, the expansion Vikings upset the Bears 37-13 behind four touchdown passes (and a fifth rushing) by rookie Fran Tarkenton in their first regular-season home game.


Mark Craig's NFL Week 2 picks against the spread

After underdogs went a historic 12-4 against the spread in Week 1, it's time for a deeper look at the Week 2 slate, including an upset special in Los Angeles.